Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Creative Ways to Use Diecut Negatives - Queen & Co.

Hi there, I'm over on the Queen & Co. blog today with two ideas for using up all the little bits and pieces that are left over from the diecuts in the Pretty Presents Kit.

I'm talking specifically about the circles and half-circles from the large present and the diagonal stripe cut-outs from the medium presents.

Just For You - Enjoy!

For this card, I first arranged a large grouping of colorful gifts along the bottom. At the top, I made a banner out of half-circle pieces leftover from the largest gift diecuts. Adorable little bow toppings help to string together the banner pieces.

Happy Birthday To You

Next, I was looking at that pile of pieces left over from the diagonal stripe package and thought why not build a pretty pattern out of them? For interest, I arranged them facing different directions and at different heights.

Happy Birthday To You

I added a simple stamped sentiment across the grouping, and finished with some colorful circles, also leftover cut-outs from the diecuts, this time the large polka dot present die. Such a simple design, but colorful and fun! Hard to believe it, but there are 10 different patterns included in this one card design!

Supplies: Pretty Presents Kit, white card stock, black ink, foam adhesive.

For more information on these cards, visit the Queen & Company blog.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Nora N. said...

What adorable cards!! I especially like the second one with the use of the scraps!! Adorable design!!

Dortesjs said...

wHoo great idea thanks for inspiration

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, those dies are so fun, Amy -- I love how you used them! Fabulous cards!